Life took her to various destinations, but the most unimagined is finally the one that ended up being her place in the world. Julie Montagu (48) grew up in Illinois, USA, studied computing, and moved to London to work for an Internet company. At the opening of a film school she met Lucas MontaguViscount Hinchingbrooke, whom she married a year later and became Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, moving to her husband’s historic family home in Dorset, England.
Today, in addition to being the mother of four children, teaching yoga for the English High Society and writing a cookbook, she became an expert TV host for the English aristocracy. It can be seen in the series “Great British Properties”, where fascinating lifestyles and stories are explored behind some of theThe UK’s most luxurious and historic properties. The program broadcasts new episodes every Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on the Smithsonian Channel, which is available in Argentina through DirecTV. The channel will also host two marathons on the last weekend of July, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., where all episodes will re-air from the beginning.
In dialogue with CARAS from London, Julie Montagu referred to our country: “I was never in Argentina, but of course I would love to go and I hope it will be very soon”, The woman assured that in each issue she travels from Inveraray Castle, in the Scottish Highlands, to a mid-18th century country house where she interviewed its owners, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll; passing through Floors, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle, and there he visited Guy Innes-Ker, tenth duke of Roxburghe; until showing the Holdenby House in Northamptonshire, which was one of the largest palaces in England and was also a prison for King Charles I in the mid-17th century. When CARAS asked Montagu what is the common denominator of castles and mansions, she replied: “I think they are their proportions, and that the people who live in those places have stories that only they can tell. This is what makes them even more fascinating ”, concludes the aristocrat who shares the sumptuous exclusivity of the privileged few, with everyone.
Photos: Thanks: Smithsonian Channel.